Rob Stewart is a Ph.D. candidate at the U of M. He works. He pays taxes. But come November, while his neighbors and colleagues are casting ballots, Stewart will stay away from the polling station. Why? Because he's a convicted felon with a serious drug offense on his record. See also:Wisconsin ... More >>
In its new list of "The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America," the readers of Outside Magazine conclude there is no place greater than Duluth, Minnesota.We're not sure we'd take Duluth over say, San Francisco, but then again, we're probably not quite as outdoorsy as Outside readers, who also voted ... More >>
As if the North Loop wasn't already a dining destination, we just received news that a rather big fish is landing in our little pond. Gavin Kaysen, best known the world over as the executive chef at Cafe Boulud in New York City, will actually be leaving the Big Apple for the Minneapple.
Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based upon sheet music sales. Musicnotes created a list that they are calling, "Uniquely Popular Sheet M ... More >>
Sorry local Metric fans, but Daft Punk is actually what Minnesota listens to the most right now.As noted in a post earlier this week, the stat-crunching minds at Echo Nest broke out a list that was interpreted by many folks to be a map of each state's favorite bands. It was not, and it never claimed ... More >>
Target CFO John Mulligan took heat this morning from U.S. Senators about the recent massive data breach. He apologized, once again, on behalf of the company but urged the government to work with the private sector in thwarting cyber attacks of retailers. "To prevent this from happening again, none o ... More >>
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
Out of all 50 states, Minnesota was the third-healthiest in 2013. This past year, Minnesotans had the fewest days of poor physical health, fewest heart-related deaths, and lowest number of years lost to early death.So says the latest edition of America's Health Rankings, a comprehensive index that r ... More >>
We first heard about seventeen-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the fourteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that ... More >>
Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.See Also: - 2012 was a banner year for chlamydia in Minnesota; STDs increased overall - Tim Pawlenty doubles do ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between big agriculture and animal-rights supporters
According to a new study, Minnesota is far and away the healthiest state in the Midwest and the fifth-healthiest in the country -- but that's not to say there isn't room for improvement. LISTS LOVE MINNESOTA:-- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg-- Minnesota is the state o ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says-- MSP is the healthiest metro in country, says American College of Sports Medicine-- Minneapolis is the least stressful city in the country, new study findsMinnesota is the least miserable state, and Bloomberg has the numbers to back it u ... More >>
The United Health Foundation's 2011 national health rankings are out. Here's how Minnesota stacked up.
Marcus Bachmann: first husband wannabe, therapist, and bill-collector?Throughout Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, her husband, Marcus, has remained stubbornly in the shadows.Even after allegations that his Christian counseling center provides gay reparative therapy, Marcus still stayed v ... More >>
This, for those of you who have forgotten, is what money looks like.Hey, Forbes -- maybe it was a "banner year" for the richest people in the United States, but how 'bout a little something for the rest of us? Minnesota's income dropped about $1,000 per household in 2010, according to a new data ... More >>
WikipediaXcel Energy and other utilities sided with the EPA in court and won.In news that initially sounds like a contradiction in terms, the Environmental Protection Agency and five major utility companies including Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, have scored a win together in the U.S. Supreme ... More >>
I'm positive that Merrill Garbus didn't answer her phone the first time I called because she wanted me to hear her voicemail greeting. "Thi-iS iS m-m-E-rr-ilL l-E-a-V-e A m-esS-age," a creaking voice insists, while bounding up and down amidst an octave's worth of notes.
Martin OuimetBaker Solveig TofteToday baker Solveig Tofte, formerly of Turtle Bread Company, explains her dream for turning Minneapolis into "a baking mecca." She also shares her picks for the best baking cookbooks, in part two of this week's chef chat. (Read part 1 here.)
Monday movie screenings on the patio at Sweeney's Saloon continue tonight with Super Troopers. So if you are in the mood for a couple hours of law enforcement silliness, cheap beer, and even cheaper wings, this is your ticket.
Parima, the Thai restaurant (weird huh?) I played in Burlington, Vermont is something of an enigma. Or a magic trick. It looks tiny, kinda dirty, and relatively insignificant from the outside. But then, when one walks in, one immediately realizes that it is actually a warlock's ... More >>
Michal DanielAngela Timberman as Marty in "Circle Mirror Transformation": one of the people in that mirror might not be married to her much longerThe mysteries of why any couple stays together or splits apart are pretty much unfathomable, even to the people involved, though it was a surprise this ... More >>
Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget
New numbers show that, on a per capita basis, Minnesotans have perished in Afghanistan at a lesser rate than many other states.
My full chat with the righteous babe of folk.
GLBT community continues to stare down obstacle
When it comes to porking out, Minnesota squeezes into the top half of the nation's most obese states, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group noted that 22.7 percent of the nati ... More >>
A longtime Minneapolis nursing home is displaced by one of Bush's faith-based favorites
Ben Harper summons god and Johnny Rotten proves he's still the antichrist
Haute junk food and bargain libations make for unlikely but truly happy hours
Native Minnesotan filmmaker Katie Koskenmaki turns Vermont into the scary "Minnesota" of "The Windigo"
Help! I'm trapped inside a giant ant! Are you wearing clothes underneath that kale? What's that baby doing in the birthday cake? Tales of myth and magic from Minneapolis's May Day parade.
Owning Up: Local art rockers Severens, Anfinson, and Lewis make a progressive punk for the '90s.
Paranoia causes the Legislature to do an about-face on industrial hemp production.
Will anti-drug hysteria give way to the lust of profit?
A Global Win for Greens